The four best free agent additions for the Chicago Bears in 2022

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Chicago Bears, Byron Pringle
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Chicago Bears Free Agent Acquisition: Byron Pringle, WR

Wanting an explosive but affordable veteran WR, Ryan Poles signed Chiefs WR Byron Pringle to a one-year $4.12 million dollar deal. Catching 42 passes for 568 yards and 5 TDs, Pringle was a solid WR3 in Kanas City last season. Standing 6-foot-1, weighing 205 lbs, and running a 4.46, 40-yard dash at his 2018 Kansas State Pro Day, Pringle has good size and the ability to make plays after the catch.

Aside from Allen Robinson or Darnell Mooney, Pringle is bigger and better than any WR on the Bears roster last season. When deciding where to sign in free agency, QB Justin Fields played a big role in Pringle wanting to join the Bears. “With Fields being able to keep plays and drives alive, I know I fit perfectly in this offense, especially with a quarterback like Justin Fields”, Pringle said.

Pringle appears to think highly of Fields, and the two plan to get together this offseason to begin building a rapport. After everything the Bears went thru with Allen Robinson last season, adding a WR who is bought into the system will be good for the offense’s chemistry. Looking to build off his career-best season in 2021, look for Pringle to get some key targets from Justin Fields in 2022.

A proven veteran WR who can also return kicks, Pringle was a decent signing by Ryan Poles. Hopefully, for Bears fans, Pringle and Fields have good chemistry on Sundays.